Analysis Of Peter Weir's Film "Gallipoli"
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Discusses the experiences of Australian soldiers in their 1915 suicidal attack on Turkish trenches. Theme of nationhood and mateship. Friendship between 2 young soldiers. Concept of "mateship" as part of Australian male identity. Anti-British sentiments of the film. Anti-war theme; senseless death of soldiers. Coming of age story of a young nation.
From the Paper:"Based on the authentic historical event of the participation of the Anzac troops in the 1915 Dardanelles campaign, Peter Weir's "Gallipoli" not only captures the tragedy of war, but also the Australians' valiant assertion of national identity. The focus of the film is on the experiences of the soldiers from the eighth and tenth Light Horse Regiments of Anzacs that were involved in the suicidal attack on the Turkish trenches. In addition, this film also highlights the fundamental opposition between the British and the Australians. The anti-British sentiments in the film represent the formation of a distinctive Australian identity. The portrayal of Australia's emerging nationhood is humanized with the focus on two young and inexperienced protagonists, Archy Hamilton and Frank Dunne, and their dramatic initiation into manhood (Haltof 27)."
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